Former Mars Hill megachurch pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell appeared on The Church Boys podcast earlier this week where he discussed his passion for science and how he reconciles it with his Christian faith, which he described as very "orthodox."
Bell was on the porgram to discuss his latest speaking tour Everything Is Spiritual where he dives into the topics of science and spirituality and attempts to show how the two "are at long last partners," according to the tour's website.
The former pastor talked about his passion for science, and made a bold statement while discussing its relation to faith during Monday's program. more >>
A well-respected molecular geneticist who works for Christian apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis is featured in a new documentary where she attempts to confirm, through recent scientific discoveries, that all humans descended from the biblical Adam and Eve.
This documentary, titled "The Genetics of Adam and Eve," displays the validity of the creation story by examining the genetics of all people. Its creator, Dr. Georgia Purdom, a geneticist who has published papers in various scientific journals including the Journal of Neuroscience, recently spoke to Christian News Network about the project.
"A historical Adam and Eve and original sin are the foundation of the Gospel," said Purdom. "The bad news, sin and death, begins in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve sinned." more >>
An appeals court panel has ruled unanimously against a family-owned pharmacy suing Washington for an exemption to the state's birth control mandate.
A three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Ralph's Thriftway must provide birth control items like the Plan B pill, which could be an abortifacient under certain circumstances, reversing a lower court decision.
Arguments were heard last November before Judges Susan P. Graber, Richard R. Clifton, and Mary H. Murguia. Graber authored the panel's opinion. more >>
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking is working with Russian Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner to launch a $100 million space program that will be the most ambitious hunt for alien life in history.
The New York Times reported on Monday that the money will go into the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI program, and for the next decade will allow astronomers to use a special type of radar to search for alien life from the 1,000 closest stars to Earth.
When announcing the initiative, Hawking said: "In an infinite universe there must be other occurrences of life. Or do our lights wander a lifeless universe? Either way, there is no bigger question." more >>
An anonymous viewer asked The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye on an Internet forum whether humans' same-sex preferences make sense evolutionarily if it's true that the purpose of a species is to reproduce and survive. He responded with a disclaimer, giving a noncommittal answer.
Nye, who is most famous for the 90s TV show "Bill Nye The Science Guy," was asked this question on Big Think, an online forum. "Are humans the only ones who practice homosexuality? And if so does this mean that homosexuality is a product of human's personal whim as opposed to instinct?" the anonymous viewer added to his question.
Nye, who has criticized the teaching of creationism to young children, arguing it stifles innovation, said, "I'm not an authority on this. I'm an observer of the human condition." more >>
Conservatives have more self-control than liberals, according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the result is likely due to conservatives being more likely to believe that they have self-control.
Researchers conducted three different experiments for the study, "The self-control consequences of political ideology."
The first experiment, with 147 undergraduates, found that conservatives were quicker at completing a modified "Stroop test," a common test used in psychology to measure the ability to focus attention on a task. more >>